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Notification - occasional sales
If you hold or organise an occasional one day sale including a car boot sale (that is to say not a fixed or regular trading event) within North Yorkshire, or if you permit an occasional sale to be held on your premises you must notify us.
What is an 'occasional' sale?
An occasional sale is an event at which goods or services are bought and/or sold in the course of a trade except:
What does the North Yorkshire County Council Act require?
The owner/manager of the premises and the promoter must supply the following information to trading standards not less than 21 days before the sale:
The full name and business address of anyone promoting, conducting or assisting with the sale must be displayed where it can be read by members of the public.
Notices, leaflets and posters must also include the name and business address of the promoter of the sale and every other person concerned in the promotion of the sale.
The advantage of notifying on-line is that the notification is automatically acknowledged. Should you prefer, there is also a downloadable version which can be returned by post or email. Written notifications can be sent in letter format or using the standard notification form which can be downloaded below.
Please Note: telephone notifications will not be accepted and written notifications will not be acknowledged
Notification under this North Yorkshire County Council Act 1991 does not in any way override other legal requirements relating to such events, i.e. planning laws, Sunday trading legislation, etc.
This notification must not be construed as authorisation to hold an occasional sale. The promoter and/or premises occupier should ensure that they hold any appropriate licence/permission and that they comply with other relevant trading laws.
Unless otherwise stated, compliance is a legal requirement and failure to register may render you liable to a fine.